Pavement, Modest Mouse slated for Pitchfork Fest

The 2010 Pitchfork Music Festival will be held at Chicago’s Union Park on July 16 – 18, and festival organizers have announced the first batch of bands slated to perform. This year’s festival welcomes the highly anticipated return of legendary band Pavement as they make one of their first appearances since reuniting! Pavement will perform on Sunday night. Friday features indie-rock, chart-topping mainstays Modest Mouse, while Saturday and Sunday sees performances by LCD Soundsystem, Raekwon, Here We Go Magic, St. Vincent, Lightning Bolt, Cass McCombs and Sleigh Bells. Stay tuned, as more bands will be announced in the coming weeks.

Tickets are on sale at Single-day tickets can be purchased for $40 and three-day passes for $90. This year, Friday will feature more bands, providing festival-goers with a longer day of music. There will be no two-day passes for sale. Purchase your tickets early, as three-day passes are sure to sell out quickly!

The 2010 Pitchfork Festival Lineup so far:


Modest Mouse


LSD Soundsystem




St. Vincent

Lightning Bolt

Cass McCombs

Here We Go Magic

Sleigh Bells